Australia COVID LIVE updates: COVID-19 cases continue to grow across the nation as states and territories inch towards vaccination targets

As NSW closes in on its 80 per cent COVID-19 vaccination target, some Sydney postcodes are trailing the rest of the state, with less than half their residents double-jabbed.

Across the city, data reveals stark disparities between neighbourhoods, with Chippendale and Silverwater at less than 40 per cent fully vaccinated, compared with northern suburbs of Lindfield and Newport with more than 80 per cent.

NSW tipped over its 70 per cent double-dose target on Wednesday afternoon, triggering multiple freedoms including the reopening of bars, retail and gyms to the fully vaccinated from Monday. More restrictions will be relaxed at 80 per cent, which the state is due to hit on October 25.

But a handful of inner Sydney postcodes, including Ultimo, Kingsford and Chippendale, are at less than 50 per cent double-dose, and dozens more, such as Potts Point, Lakemba, Eastlakes, Ashfield, Darlinghurst and Waterloo, are sitting between 50 and 59 per cent.

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